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Dr. Amy K. Donahue

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, the University of Connecticut

Dr. Donahue teaches in the Master of Public Administration and Master of Survey Research programs. Her research focuses on productivity of emergency services organizations and on the nature of citizen demand for public safety services. Her published work deals with the design, management and finance of fire departments and other public agencies. Donahue has served as technical adviser to the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, helping to develop programs for emergency responders. As Senior Adviser to the NASA Administrator from 2002 to 2004, Donahue sought opportunities within NASA to contribute to homeland security efforts government-wide. Donahue has 20 years of field experience and training in an array of emergency services-related fields, including managing a 911 communications center, and working as a firefighter and emergency medical technician in Fairbanks, Alaska and upstate New York. In addition, she has served as an officer in the U.S. Army's Medical Service Corps. In 2003, Donahue spent three months in the field in Texas managing the Columbia debris recovery operation. Donahue currently serves on the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP). Donahue received her B.A. in Geological and Geophysical Sciences from Princeton University and both her Ph.D. in Public Administration and her M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Donahue currently serves on the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP).

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